contraposition love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An opposite position; antithesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A placing over against; opposite position; in logic, the mode of inference which proceeds by transposing subject and predicate, antecedent and consequent, or premise and conclusion, with negation of the transposed parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A placing over against; opposite position.
  • noun (Logic) A so-called immediate inference which consists in denying the original subject of the contradictory predicate; e. g.: Every S is P; therefore, no Not-P is S.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun logic The statement of the form "if not Q then not P", given the statement "if P then Q".

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Examples

  • A second theme, which Ashworth says was the most usual thing to say, is also found in Buridan: additional inferences, such as contraposition, become valid when supplemented by an additional premise asserting that the terms in question are non-empty.

    The Traditional Square of Opposition

  • Supervaluationism requires rejection of inference rules such as contraposition, conditional proof and reductio ad absurdum (Williamson

    Vagueness

  • As I had the occasion to clarify in the address to the Roman Curia of December 22, 2005, an interpretive current, appealing to a supposed "spirit of the Council", intended to establish a discontinuity and even a contraposition between the Church before and the Church after the Council, at times confusing the very objectively existing boundaries between the hierarchical ministry and the responsibility of the lay faithful in the Church.

    Pope Speaks to Diocese of Rome Congress on Vatican II, Beauty in the Liturgy

  • As I had the occasion to clarify in the address to the Roman Curia of December 22, 2005, an interpretive current, appealing to a supposed "spirit of the Council", intended to establish a discontinuity and even a contraposition between the Church before and the Church after the Council, at times confusing the very objectively existing boundaries between the hierarchical ministry and the responsibility of the lay faithful in the Church.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Verification is, or ought to be, more than the mere contraposition of viewpoints by opposing sources.

    It is our fault « BuzzMachine

  • When has Sarah Palin spoken out on a foreign policy issue in contraposition, in opposition to her party?

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2008

  • Yes I know, the Mexicans hate us for what Spain did --I don't blame them--but I think the contraposition between the Spanish and Aztec culture must have created a fascinating period.

    Interview with Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

  • Turner's approach avoids the problem of contraposition by giving causal relations the form

    Logic and Artificial Intelligence

  • Cardinal Ratzinger, as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, highlighted that "in the Church there is no contrast and contraposition between the institutional dimension and the charismatic dimension, of which the movements are a significant expression," Cardinal Rylko recalled.

    Archive 2008-05-11

  • Father Cattaneo: Between institution and charism there cannot be contraposition -- as there is not between Christ and his Spirit -- but rather complementarity, the putting into action of which corresponds in a particular way to the diocesan bishop.

    Archive 2008-05-18

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